Huge Job Growth for Engineering Technicians

The local demand for engineering technicians is already high. Employers like P&G, General Electric, Siemens and Ford hire Cincinnati State electro-mechanical students for full-time co-ops in their third semester. It is an excellent time to earn & learn at Cincy State.

With Intel and Honda both introducing manufacturing facilities nearby, and semiconductor manufacturing also set for huge expansion, Cincinnati State is a great place to build immediate experience and get paid working in a varied and rewarding career where creativity and problem-solving are valued.

Why Students Love These Programs

JOBS AVAILABLE NOW

Cincy State grads are in high-demand in industry like aerospace, robotics and telecom

NEW FACTORIES OPENING

Ohio industry growth signals long-term jobs | Cincy State perfect to work & study

INDUSTRY IN NEED OF TECHNICIANS

Ford, GE and Siemens are just a few of companies hiring our grads.

CINCINNATI STATE FILLING THE DEMAND

Co-op places students in jobs during study | Earn $18K in-program earnings

MANY PROGRAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Choose from a variety of different electro-mechanical engineering programs, from automation, to lasers, to energy

Partnering with Leading Employers

Cincinnati State partners with some of the best employers in the region, giving you both better pay now, and the experience that leads to a better job after graduation.

Could You Be Right For These Jobs?

If you have an interest in solving problems, mechanical things like engines or motors, or fixing things, then you would be a great fit. We will equip you with the analytical, design, and computing skills to step into modern engineering technology roles.

Engineering technology is a great choice if you enjoy working with the latest machines and electronics, but it also reduces the anxiety about student debt. With these programs, co-ops provide you with pay while you study, and jobs are widely available straight out of graduation. Starting a career can be daunting but you can expect strong career support to secure a job fast.

USE YOUR PASSION IN TECH
Bring cutting-edge tech to life! | Robots, automation, applied programming, mechanical limbs.
APPLY CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
We equip you with adaptable problem-solving skills | Economy-proof career.
HARNESS YOUR AMBITION
Ford, GE and Siemens are just a few of companies hiring our grads.
INNOVATE WITH TECH AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Get up close with latest tech industry advances. Be on the cutting-edge.
DOES PLAYING WITH ROBOTS SOUND FUN?
If you like to see your experiments come to life nothing beats playing with robots.

Which Program is Right for Me?

Our three Electro-Mechanical Engineering programs — Industrial Automation, Energy, and Laser — offer unique skills and results in terms of career positioning for students in the future. Each discipline develops crucial skills in adaptability and innovation, with a focus on electro-mechanical systems.

Each major offers a bright future, where hands-on experience and expert-led small classes build your confidence. With combined software and technology skills, engineering technicians are highly sought after in today’s high-tech workforce. Cincinnati State offers unique specializations in energy and laser.

Industrial Automation
EMET.AAS
Energy
EMETE.AAS
Laser
EMETL.AAS
Program Length2 Years2 Years2 Years
Works WithRobots, PLC, sensors, motorsSolar panels, controllersElectronic controls, fiber optic technology
Career FieldsIndustrial Automation, robotics, motor controlsBuilding automation, facilities managementOptics systems like medicine or telecoms
Example EmployersAerotek, Duke Energy, GE AviationMazak Corp, Melink Corp, P&GGeneral Electric, GPAC, Psion Teklogix
Co-Op Experience2 full-time placements2 full-time placements2 full-time placements
Starting Salary$41,984 – $70,458 annually$41,984 – $70,458 annually$41,984 – $70,458 annually
More About Each Program

Industrial Automation (EMET)

Program Focus
Combines electronics and mechanical engineering technology with a focus on industrial automation, robotics, PLC, and motor controls.

Duration
2 years to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Skills Developed
Skills in schematics, computer-aided design, customer service functions for installation and maintenance, troubleshooting, wiring, assembling, and programming control systems.

Employment Outlook:
Steady demand through 2030, with a broad skill set enhancing employability in various industrial sectors.

Salary Potential:
$41,984 – $70,458 annually.

Career Path Examples

Industrial Automation Technicians
Programming and machine-handling in manufacturing process. The focus is perfecting processes from assembly lines to robotic arms.

Programmable Logic Controller Technicians
Installs, maintains, and troubleshoot machines and plants that use PLCs.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Install, maintain, and repair automated machinery and computer-controlled mechanical systems in industrial settings.

Building Automation Systems Technicians
Install, repair, and maintain systems that control and monitor a building’s mechanical and electrical equipment.

Energy (EMETE)

Program Focus
Energy efficiency and reduction of energy use in commercial and industrial applications.

Duration
2 years

Skills Developed
Energy audits, advising on energy consumption, and installing/ maintaining renewable energy like wind, solar, geothermal.

Employment Outlook
Steady demand for skilled technicians, enhanced by the growing focus on sustainable and renewable energy sources.

Salary Potential
$41,984 – $70,458 annually

Career Path Examples
Electronic Instrument Technicians
Troubleshoots, tests and repairs electronic equipment or electrical motors.

Solar Power Technicians
Setup and maintenance to turn sunlight into energy.

Alternative Energy Technicians
Specialize in cool, clean energy sources to create energy without pollution.

Laser (EMETL)

Program Focus
Design, Development, and Implementation

Skills Developed
Designing programs for laser systems, troubleshooting, and performing research experiments

Employment Outlook
Rapidly growing use of lasers in industry and medicine offers numerous job opportunities

Grad Starting Salary Potential
$41,984 – $70,458 annually

Career Path Examples

Laser Systems Technicians
Testing and maintaining components of laser systems.

Laser Optics Technicians
Produces, installs, operates, service, and tests laser systems and fiber optics equipment.

Fiber Optics Technicians
Designs, installs, operates, maintains and repairs fiber-optic lines in commercial and residential settings.

Photonics Technicians
Build, install, test, and maintain optical or fiber optic equipment such as lasers, lenses or mirrors

How to Take the Next Step Today

Your path at Cincinnati State starts when you apply, but If you’re not quite ready, you can reach out with any and all questions or explore college and program details like key dates, courses, costs and financial aid options via the links below or by requesting your starter kit.

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